Did you know Bengaluru is developing a robust system of recycling old clothes?
And this system is truly inclusive and circular as it does not leave out the waste pickers.
In Saamuhika Shakti, partners Circular Apparel Innovation Factory and Hasiru Dala are piloting a project where waste pickers operating dry waste collection centres in six wards are being trained to collect, sort and send for recycling all types of clothes — from denim and t-shirts to sarees and suits.
The system stops your old clothes from clogging up landfills, while also allowing waste pickers and sorters to earn more from the valuable work they do.
Want to discard your old clothes? Find your nearest collection centre + map link below.